NEWS AND EVENTS

Rapid Relief Team’s drought documentary, Operation Drought Relief, is now screening on Qantas flights

With much of the east coast of Australia in drought last year, Plymouth Brethren volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team formed Operation Drought Relief, rallying to deliver thousands of bales of hay, and hope, to Aussie farmers in need. Operation Drought Relief is a...

GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL FOR VICTORIA’S DESERVING CHILDREN

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has today supported The Royal Children’s Hospital in its Good Friday Appeal, which raised money for the Hospital to provide first class care for children. RRT volunteers worked throughout the day to provide more than 1,600 meals to...

AUSSIE CHARITY RALLIES AROUND FRENCH COUNTERPARTS DURING NOTRE DAME INFERNO

Australian charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), has provided vital support to emergency services personnel who worked tirelessly to battle the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire this week.   The RRT distributed more than 600 meals, including brioche and soup, to...

Technology is a huge feature of new Brethren School Oakwood’s Launceston campus

Education for Launceston and the North-West's Brethren community has taken on a new form, with Oakwood School offering technology-laden ways of learning. Oakwood School is an amalgamation of the former Devonport and Launceston Brethren school and has now joined a...

CALL CENTRE TRANSFORMED INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART TASMANIAN SCHOOL

Oakwood School in Launceston has completely overhauled a former banking call centre to become a cutting-edge school for up to 100 students from Year 3 to Year 12. Unveiled last month, the school has transformed an uninspiring corporate building into a vibrant learning...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM FIGHTS FIRES IN VICTORIA

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) of Boronia and Berwick have been working tirelessly to support the brave firefighters and emergency personnel battle the blazes in Victoria. 82 RRT volunteers have been working alongside emergency services serving more than 4,000 meals to...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM SUPPORTS TASSIE POLLIE PEDAL

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is throwing their support behind this year’s Pollie Pedal, which sees politicians ride hundreds of kilometres around Southern Tasmania to raise money for diabetes. Diabetes Tasmania’s annual three-day bike brings together politicians in the...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM HELPS FIRIES FIGHT FIRES

Over the past week, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has been working around the clock to support and feed emergency service workers who continue to fight out-of-control bush fires in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. Across the last month, the charity has worked...

DELIVERING HAY AND HOPE TO OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has once again hit the road to deliver hay and a helping hand to drought-stricken farmers and their families in need. At the epicentre of the drought crisis, the Charleville and Cunnamulla regions received some welcome relief this week, as...

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DELIVERING HAY, HOPE AND H20 TO FARMERS IN NEW ENGLAND

As the rain fell in Gunnedah, thirty road trains and semi-trailers loaded with 1,000 tonnes of hay and hope arrived in the New England and Northwest areas to deliver relief to 200 more drought-stricken farmers and their families. The hay was donated by the Rapid...

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RAPID RELIEF TEAM ON BOARD TO HELP FIRIES

A dramatic fire broke out onboard the Iron Chieftain when it was docked at Port Kembla on Monday, and lasted some three days. Up to 100 emergency service workers were deployed to the ship, and hot on their heels were volunteers with hot meals. An initiative of the...

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